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The Glasshouse @ The Grove

The Grove Hotel, Chandler's Cross WD3 4TG, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $62 - $93
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Mon 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Sun 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Glasshouse restaurant is tucked away inside The Grove at Chandler's Cross - a luxury country house hotel set in 300 acres of woodlands in Hertfordshire. This lively, informal restaurant is nicknamed the 'theatre of cooking' as its chef prepare British, Asian and Mediterranean dishes in spectacular style, then serve them buffet-style for everyone to enjoy. The Glasshouse is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and the dining room is decorated with contemporary chandeliers, a backlit bar, floor to ceiling windows with views of the hotel's formal gardens, and designer chairs. Popular with fashionable hotel residents and locals for breakfast meetings, business lunches and relaxed evening meals, The Glasshouse is a fun and stylish dining destination.Please note this restaurant only takes bookings one month in advance.
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Chesham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Massive food choice, as usual, excellent quality. It was a busy night at Christmas and the staff coped very well indeed. Very well decorated for Christmas. Lovely venue for Christmas party.

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Tring, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Actually turned out to be value for money. The Grove may seem like a venue pandering only to the super-rich but the friendliness of the staff soon got rid of that impression. We had a lovely time, the food was good and plentiful and you could get a reasonably priced glass of wine if you checked the menu carefully. Nice... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I had been recommended to go by several friends, i was not disapointed, great selection on the buffet, only slightly let down by poor cheese board, but by the time you get to that point you will already be stuffed. The seafood was excellent, as was the selection of meats, the beef was superb. attentive sevice catering to a mixed... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Recently had the buffet at the Glasshouse and again it was excellent. We are yet to be disappointed. The service was very good. The choice of food again was exceptional and you really cannot try it all which is a shame. Had a lovely relaxing evening.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Visited the glasshouse in December for lunchtime buffet. A little disappointing overall. The food was plentiful and varied, though quality was decidedly average. Service was slow, particularly clearing away of used plates and trying to get drinks at the table. Overall 'feel' was pretentious and never felt like we were valued customers. Expensive for what it was and not somewhere... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Brilliant. The service was amazing and the food was unbelievable. All you can eat and I have never eaten so much nice food. The seafood selection was varied and plentiful and was all clearly fresh. Even better then we expected so thank you very much 😀😀

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Do not under any circumstances visit the Grove Glasshouse buffet if you are trying to lose weight. The buffet is so good you are continually drawn back for more goodies. We need a substantial break between visits to avoid having to increase clothes sizes. It is a brilliant concept kept to an incredibly high standard. Super chef. Super staff. Thank... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

My first visit , having resisted it for ages as a buffet is not my style. How I regret not going before! The ambience is amazing and from the moment you arrive the staff are delightfully attentive. It has been decorated very tastefully for winter and a gingerbread house adds a hint of Christmas. Yes the food is a buffet... More 

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watford
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Just to balance a negative review of colettes next door, wanted to say that we have eaten at the glasshouse for buffet breakfast and dinner on many occasions. The food is always varied and of great quality. service is always professional and friendly. Excellent value for money. The bar as you go in is a great place to have a... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

It is not actually in Chandlers Cross, the main entrance is in Watford, but despite that confusion, the whole event, with a group of friends, was very enjoyable. Helpful staff, good wine list and more than enough food options to more than fill me up. It is self service with a wide range of starters, a great cold counter with... More 

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Additional Information about The Glasshouse @ The Grove

Address: The Grove Hotel, Chandler's Cross WD3 4TG, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Chandler's Cross
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 62 - 93
Cuisine: International

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